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  •  Yeah (none)
    Like Tommy Franks really digs the idea of a military takeover.  Fascist.

    Embrace diversity. Not everyone is intelligent. -6.25, -6.31

    by FLDemJax on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 01:43:02 PM PST

    •  I Really Do Mean (none)
      he is a fascist.  No snark.

      Embrace diversity. Not everyone is intelligent. -6.25, -6.31

      by FLDemJax on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 01:43:33 PM PST

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      •  I don't know if that describes him or not (none)
        but, in fairness to Franks, I believe you may have minterpreted the quote in question; indeed, taken out of context the way it (inadvertently) was, a number of Kossaks were misled. Anyway, Poster Spud1 has helpfully provided a extended, contexturalizing quote from Franks, and I'm reposting it for you here.

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        Franks then offered "in a practical sense" what he thinks would happen in the aftermath of such an attack.

         "It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the United States of America - that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important."

         Franks does not call for a military government, but suggests, and I think rightly so, that a large portion of our own fellow citizens would call for one. Let me remind you of all those American flags flapping from cars soon after 9/11, and how quickly the so-called USA Patriot Act was passed, with strong approval from the governed. [quoting poster Spud1]

        Is nothing secular?

        by aitchdee on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 03:37:06 PM PST

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        •  What a load of bull (none)
          We had the War of 1812 (White House burned down), the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, and we never talked about "setting aside" the Consitution. But now...we might need to set it aside. Except for the fact that it can't be set aside. Every elected official swears to uphold the Consitution, so if they "set it aside" they would all purjure themselves. And anyone who wants to set aside the Consitution should leave this country right now and go find a nice dictatorship, where when you question Dear Leader, you vanish. That means you, Abu Gonzales.

          If your name was George Walker instead of George Walker Bush, your candidacy would be a joke.

          by dole4pineapple on Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 06:26:31 PM PST

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